Enigmatic soul diva and one of Nigeria’s finest performers,the first female talking drummer of international repute Ara,made another first in far away New York City,when she was made the Melody Ambassador for Water by Melody For Dialogue Among Civilized Association an organization affiliated to UNESCO and UN on the world water day at the Merkin Kaufman concert hall.
At the well attended ceremony with representatives from the UNESCO headquarters in France,UN office in New York,Ara was eulogized as a woman who broke away with traditions and norms of limitation usually imposed on women from all parts of the world.
Apart from this,Ara is seen as a bringer of comfort and happiness to the children and women in her native Nigeria through her NGO called Ara Passion Project.
As the water ambassador,her office covers the entire world starting from her Native Nigeria.She is expected to educate and raise awareness on the need for accessibility and sustainability of clean water in all parts of the world.
She is to communicate with world leaders on the need for the earth to be a haven for children and need for potable water as a right for all citizens of the world.
As part of her trip to the US,she’s meeting with the ambassador of Nigeria to the United States of America,H.E Ade Adefuye,the Director of the UNESCO office in New York and an eventual recording with the human beat box,Douge Fresh.